Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Interior: Minimalism

Backed in clean, fresh white, with plenty of details of interest.

Though I am not typically drawn to extreme minimalism, I do appreciate a touch of minimalism from time to time... especially combined with fabulous wood flooring, hand painted ceilings, intricate fireplaces, and extensive molding work. I first came across this website the other day and discovered a wonderful selection of interior images, all with a relatively similar calm, understated feel, with the approach of less is more—as seen with a few key pieces. Of the hundreds and hundreds showcased, these were my most favorites. I hope that you enjoy them as well. There are some great little details to consider, some that are rather fun and others of a more serious nature, such as airy, tulle skirts hanging from lights, wonderful shoe and handbag displays, fabulous hardware, and bits of life dispersed around... but, I would love to know your thoughts! Any favorites? Are you a minimalist, semi-minimalist, or a maximalist?

— images:Bolaget, discovered via Jamaica Byles


  1. Dearest Sarah,

    Guess I tend to being a minimalist to semi-minimalist. Never liked the overdone things and I go for clean lines with some valuable focal points. The same for clothes, shoes or bags. Too many frilly things or any large-printed fabrics is not for me. All the above gives you a feeling of 'home' of your secure and elegant haven away from the hectic life. Excellent for relaxing the mind and for becoming refreshed again.
    You have a very keen eye for picking out beauty; compliments on that but I knew that already and that's why I come back for more grand style.

    Have a great week!


  2. beautiful interiors..and stunning exterior. i love to see modern furniture juxtaposed with a more traditional architecture...creates a unique harmony...thanks for sharing, Sarah...do check out my gilt-themed post today...if you please!! xx meenal

  3. When can I move in? I wouldn't change much; most of these rooms are simply perfect. That table out on the balcony with that adorable tablecloth ... I want to sit there like forever with my latte ;-) I'm all for cosy minimalism, so I'm probably semi.

  4. That's my dream home... Classic exterior with gorgeous architectural touches inside and a few beautiful pieces here and there, for beauty and comfort. One thing I really love about homes like these is the feeling of air and space... I miss living in a place like this so much.

  5. So much prettiness on in one post! I love the little outdoor table for two! xo

  6. elegant and classy.... love these photos!

  7. Sarah,
    The molding here is stunning to say the least! I also LOVE the little patio setting.
    Have a great day.

  8. Very pretty Sarah! I love all the ceiling and floor details... beautiful craftsmanship!

  9. Dear Sarah
    Beautiful Swedish tiled stoves you view in this post, they are amazing!
    I have received two awards from Charlotta in Sidney, which I would like to pass on to you. Hope you will accept them.
    You can find them at this address: http://theessenceofthegoodlife.blogspot.com/2010/01/thanks-for-awards.html
    I wish you a pleasant evening!

  10. Hi Sarah,
    lovely and inspiring post! I just love the combination of classic architecture and modern pieces. Whether I'm a maximalist or a minimalism depends on the context and the mood :)
    Have a lovely day!

  11. I would say that my look is semi minimalist. Life, however, keeps it from getting too minimal. I hate for things to look too stark.

    The black backsplash in the kitchen is beautiful.

  12. The herringbone wooden floor has such an elegant impact on a room. You really don't need much furniture, it would only diminish its beauty. And the purple sofa is just perfect. Ada

  13. Lene: thank you so so much for the award!

  14. You have such an eye! These images are gorgeous, Sarah! I love the look...not crammed but not too bare! Perfect! Have a lovely week, my friend!


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